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  • How Can Steve Jobs Be a Liberal?

    07/03/2007 7:08:20 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies · 1,016+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | July 2nd | Rush Limbaugh
    CALLER: Hey, I'm a huge fan of Apple and Steve Jobs, and I'm just so fascinated by this new phone. I went and tried one out, and they're fantastic. But I think what baffles me the most is to see how he aligns himself more often than not with his good buddy Algore. I just don't get that. I mean, for one, he's really a representative, the perfect example of what entrepreneurship in America and greatness is all about. RUSH: You know, it's one of the mysteries of life. It's like Warren Buffett. How can Warren Buffett be sidling up...
  • Joint releases to jolt open source: Shuttleworth

    07/03/2007 10:52:43 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 9 replies · 253+ views
    Linux World ^ | 03/07/2007 16:45:47 | Rodney Gedda, Computerworld
    Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth has declared more publicity would be generated for open source software if the three large desktop projects of KDE, GNOME, and OpenOffice.org agreed on a common and regular release cycle. During his keynote address at this year's aKademy KDE conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Shuttleworth suggested that KDE move to a more predictable, preferably six-month, release schedule. The rhythm and beat of publicity, according to Shuttleworth, would be a frightening prospect for proprietary competition. KDE's blog editors said the comments "certainly prompted heated discussion, which is still going on". With a significant release coming in the...
  • Corporate Linux Desktop Barriers To Fall?

    05/07/2007 7:52:41 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies · 213+ views
    Information Week ^ | May 7th | J Nicholas Hoover
    "My guys are big advocates of Linux," says Martin High, director of IT at Valeo Behavioral Healthcare in Topeka, Kan. "We're taking a hard look at it on the desktop." Wait. On the desktop? For a business? That's right. And from a look at things, it shouldn't be as surprising as it might seem, for a number of reasons.
  • Dell Press Release: We're going to pre-install Ubuntu

    05/01/2007 7:03:31 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 85 replies · 752+ views
    Enterprise Linux News ^ | May 1st | Jack Loftus
    In a joint statement released today, Dell Inc. and Canonical Ltd. announced that Dell will now offer laptops and desktop computers pre-installed with Ubuntu Linux 7.04. The computers will be sold via Dell's web site, said Canonical's director of operations Jane Silber. "We have worked with Dell to get Ubuntu fully supported and fully certified on Dell hardware," she said. "Ubuntu has the full endorsement of Dell."
  • And What About Windows XP Service Pack 3?(microsoft is advertising for linux again)

    04/07/2007 6:51:09 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 96 replies · 1,020+ views
    Windows IT Pro ^ | April 9th | Paul Thurrott
    If you were looking for any glimpse into the mind of Microsoft, this is it: The company has completely abandoned Windows XP, and it has absolutely no plans to ever ship an XP SP3. My guess is that Microsoft will do what it did with the final Windows 2000 Service Pack: Claim years later that it's no longer needed and just ship a final security patch roll-up. This is the worst kiss-off to any Microsoft product I've ever seen, and you'd think the company would show a little more respect to its best-selling OS of all time. But the reality...
  • Dell gives the go ahead for Linux

    03/29/2007 6:22:16 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 75 replies · 199+ views
    bbc.uk ^ | 3/29/07 | bbc
    Computer giant Dell will start to sell PCs preinstalled with open source Linux operating systems, the firm has said. The second largest computer maker in the world said it had chosen to offer Linux in response to customer demand. Earlier this year, 100,000 people took part in a Dell survey. More than 70% of respondents said they would use Linux.
  • Open Source, the only weapon against "planned obsolescence"

    03/28/2007 6:51:38 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 64 replies · 314+ views
    Volesoft ^ | March 28th | Fernando Cassia
    FIRMS WOULD LOVE to have you dump your computer every year, and your accesories, and your MP3 player, and your DVD, and your entire movie collection, and replace it with new ones. The software world is getting closer. I think that "Planned Obsolescence" is sadly here to stay; but there's hope, only one: open source. Microsoft has lately perfected the planned obsolescence game with its decision to make flagship products like Internet Explorer 7 not available for previous OS versions like Windows 2000. Cutting updates and no longer releasing patches for insecure products is not enough.
  • Novell Launches "Get a Mac" Spoof ads

    03/23/2007 5:46:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 44 replies · 668+ views
    Novell ^ | March 21st | Pete Mortensen
    Youtube links below. Novell's website is very slow
  • Torvalds Talks About GPLv3

    03/18/2007 7:52:24 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 64 replies · 546+ views
    Information Week ^ | March 17th | Charles Babcock
    That Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, prefers the current version of the General Public License, GPLv2, over the version in development, GPLv3, is no secret. But in a lengthy E-mail response to questions from InformationWeek, he offers a full explanation of what he thinks is superior about GPLv2. Torvalds says he regrets that the authors of GPLv3 have decided to take aim at political opponents. He has little patience for statements about the "evil and immoral" nature of proprietary code or the "TiVo-ization" of Linux (a reference to set-top box producer TiVo producing a device that runs...
  • Is Linux What Dell Needs?

    03/15/2007 1:20:27 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 14 replies · 241+ views
    Arghyle ^ | March 13th | Sal Cangeloso
    Despite years of success Dell has fallen on hard times. The company who practically reinvented the way people buy computers has been under-performing and investors are worried. The company has been losing market share and no longer has the edge it once had over competitors like HP and Gateway. There has been much talk about Dell taking steps to make up lost ground by selling computers that use Linux for their operating system. This is something many people are interested in but unfortunately not something that will turn around the company. As a Linux user (on a few but not...
  • Dell polls PC users on favorite Linux varieties

    03/13/2007 6:54:28 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 85 replies · 646+ views
    open.itworld.com ^ | March 13th | Ben Ames
    Dell Inc. began polling customers about their software preferences on Tuesday as part of an effort by the struggling PC vendor to meet a popular request for desktops and notebooks that run on Linux instead of Windows. Dell posted the survey on a company blog, asking PC users to choose between Linux flavors such as Fedora and Ubuntu, and to pick more general choices such as notebooks versus desktops, high-end models versus value models and telephone-based support versus community-based support.
  • The war is over and Linux won

    11/12/2006 4:42:14 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 426+ views
    ZDnet ^ | November 9, 2006 | Dana Blankenhorn
    The truth of the assertion is in a chart near the back of the report. It shows that 83% of companies expect to support new workloads on Linux next year, against 23% for Windows. The move is slower for larger enterprises, but the direction is clear. At least in the server world, Linux has won.
  • Novell is not SCO

    11/08/2006 2:55:36 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 19 replies · 325+ views
    Linux Watch ^ | Nov. 08, 2006 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Now, let's look at Novell's history for a minute, shall we? Didn't Novell smack SCO up side the head with its claim that SCO owes it the money the Unix company has been using for its never-ending lawsuits? Didn't Novell hit SCO where it lived with its claim that SCO never actually bought Unix's IP(intellectual property)? Wasn't Novell one of the companies that founded the OIN (Open Invention Network) with the goal of sharing Linux patents without charging for royalties? The answers are yes, yes, and yes.
  • Microsoft Linux!

    11/06/2006 8:04:56 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 100 replies · 850+ views
    Forbes ^ | 11.02.06 | Daniel Lions
    Microsoft has announced a partnership with Novell and will help promote Linux. This is stunning. This is like Red Sox fans announcing they're going to root for the Yankees. Microsoft has spent ten years bashing the free-of-charge open-source Linux operating system and trying to kill it. Now Microsoft is making nice.
  • (vanity) Two more irresistable entries for "Worst Album Art Ever"

    04/23/2006 6:13:43 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 1,142 replies · 12,966+ views
    Around teh Intarweb
    Dan Betzer and Louie - "Tell The Bible Classics Volume 3"
  • Does Clinton do Linux?

    09/29/2006 8:45:47 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 499 replies · 3,180+ views
    Guardian ^ | September 28 2006 | Bobbie Johnson
    When Bill Clinton made his speech to the Labour Party conference, he bamboozled a few by finishing with the word "Ubuntu".
  • Torvalds "fed up" with the FSF

    09/28/2006 6:57:44 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 34 replies · 415+ views
    Newsforge ^ | September 27, 2006 | Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
    On Friday Several kernel developers issued a position paper criticizing the GPLv3 drafts. That prompted Software Freedom Law Center (SLFC) chairman Eben Moglen to issue a "renewed invitation" yesterday to kernel developers to participate in the GPLv3 process. Linus Torvalds responded to Moglen's statement by saying that his position on the license is clear and that he's "fed up" with the FSF.
  • Desktop Linux breakthrough: Lenovo preloads SUSE on ThinkPad

    08/04/2006 8:27:36 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 278 replies · 1,806+ views
    Desktop Linux ^ | Aug. 04, 2006 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    On August 4th, we found out that Lenovo Group, the company that has taken over IBM's Personal Computing Division, had made a deal with Novell Inc. to preload SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) on its ThinkPad T60p mobile workstation. For the first time, a major OEM (original equipment manufacturer) has committed to preloading a Linux desktop.
  • resexcellence.com(mac users) continue the trend of mac-to-linux conversions

    07/25/2006 4:24:30 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 41 replies · 460+ views
    Resexcellence ^ | July 24, 2006 | Bryan O'Bryan
    The great experiment I was going to write up a big thing to post here. I was going to be all crazy eloquent and whatnot… then Chris wrote this as a draft of what he’d like to say. And his words cut to the point incredibly nicely. So here is what Chris has to say (and he speaks for both of us): You have ruined this for us.
  • Microsoft Exec: Linux No Threat To Windows On Desktop

    06/24/2006 7:59:26 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 489+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jun 22 | Paula Rooney
    Linux isn't a threat to Windows on the desktop and is losing steam on the server as customers separate the operating system from the development model, according to Microsoft's chief platform strategist. Bill Hilf, general manager of competitive strategy at Microsoft, said pundits have predicted for years that Linux will gain momentum on the desktop, but that won't happen because of the complexity involved in delivering a tightly integrated and tested desktop product.